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Mountain-Plains - Labor Force Statistics

 
Civilian labor force in the Midwest and West, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
Area

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United States

160,801 164,409 164,046 164,376 3,575 2.2

Midwest

(r)34,488.2 34,779.8 34,872.5 34,965.7 (r)477.5 (r)1.4

Illinois

(r)6,307.6 6,430.6 6,449.6 (p)6,465.0 (p)(r)157.4 (p)(r)2.5

Indiana

(r)3,339.2 3,332.4 3,348.0 (p)3,364.4 (p)(r)25.2 (p)(r)0.8

Iowa

(r)1,679.9 1,692.4 1,697.7 (p)1,703.9 (p)(r)24.1 (p)(r)1.4

Kansas

(r)1,497.7 1,498.9 1,501.7 (p)1,505.6 (p)(r)7.9 (p)(r)0.5

Michigan

(r)4,771.5 4,818.9 4,833.3 (p)4,849.4 (p)(r)77.8 (p)(r)1.6

Minnesota

(r)3,012.9 3,071.7 3,080.0 (p)3,086.9 (p)(r)74.0 (p)(r)2.5

Missouri

(r)3,059.4 3,087.8 3,091.7 (p)3,088.1 (p)(r)28.6 (p)(r)0.9

Nebraska

(r)1,046.2 1,058.9 1,060.7 (p)1,062.7 (p)(r)16.5 (p)(r)1.6

North Dakota

(r)405.6 410.0 410.9 (p)410.9 (p)(r)5.3 (p)(r)1.3

Ohio

(r)5,746.4 5,763.4 5,773.5 (p)5,792.2 (p)(r)45.8 (p)(r)0.8

South Dakota

(r)467.7 472.7 473.8 (p)475.7 (p)(r)8.1 (p)(r)1.7

Wisconsin

(r)3,139.5 3,144.7 3,147.3 (p)3,149.2 (p)(r)9.7 (p)(r)0.3

West

(r)38,549.7 39,065.3 39,245.5 39,400.2 (r)850.6 (r)2.2

Alaska

(r)353.2 361.6 361.8 (p)362.6 (p)(r)9.5 (p)(r)2.7

Arizona

(r)3,519.6 3,548.7 3,556.9 (p)3,569.6 (p)(r)50.0 (p)(r)1.4

California

(r)18,913.4 19,125.0 19,229.2 (p)19,304.2 (p)(r)390.9 (p)(r)2.1

Colorado

(r)3,154.0 3,212.0 3,225.4 (p)3,240.7 (p)(r)86.7 (p)(r)2.7

Hawaii

(r)668.5 672.3 673.6 (p)675.9 (p)(r)7.4 (p)(r)1.1

Idaho

(r)915.8 932.3 937.0 (p)943.4 (p)(r)27.6 (p)(r)3.0

Montana

(r)548.8 558.4 560.7 (p)562.8 (p)(r)14.1 (p)(r)2.6

Nevada

(r)1,511.4 1,503.2 1,508.8 (p)1,515.8 (p)(r)4.4 (p)(r)0.3

New Mexico

(r)943.9 948.2 949.7 (p)951.9 (p)(r)8.0 (p)(r)0.8

Oregon

(r)2,147.6 2,183.4 2,193.7 (p)2,202.8 (p)(r)55.2 (p)(r)2.6

Utah

(r)1,678.4 1,705.5 1,714.4 (p)1,722.8 (p)(r)44.4 (p)(r)2.6

Washington

(r)3,894.5 4,003.0 4,023.3 (p)4,036.3 (p)(r)141.8 (p)(r)3.6

Wyoming

(r)290.8 290.4 290.7 (p)290.9 (p)(r)0.1 (p)(r)0.0

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployed in the Midwest and West, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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9,251 5,952 5,941 5,950 -3,301 -35.7

Midwest

(r)1,719.8 1,230.2 1,204.1 1,187.7 (r)-532.1 (r)-30.9

Illinois

(r)408.5 299.1 296.3 (p)297.8 (p)(r)-110.8 (p)(r)-27.1

Indiana

(r)133.6 72.0 72.3 (p)73.9 (p)(r)-59.7 (p)(r)-44.7

Iowa

(r)75.0 55.6 50.9 (p)46.8 (p)(r)-28.2 (p)(r)-37.6

Kansas

(r)51.4 36.1 35.3 (p)35.4 (p)(r)-16.1 (p)(r)-31.2

Michigan

(r)297.9 214.4 209.0 (p)207.3 (p)(r)-90.6 (p)(r)-30.4

Minnesota

(r)102.7 75.7 67.6 (p)61.6 (p)(r)-41.1 (p)(r)-40.1

Missouri

(r)139.0 110.0 103.6 (p)96.4 (p)(r)-42.5 (p)(r)-30.6

Nebraska

(r)26.6 21.1 20.4 (p)19.9 (p)(r)-6.6 (p)(r)-25.0

North Dakota

(r)15.4 11.7 11.3 (p)10.8 (p)(r)-4.6 (p)(r)-30.0

Ohio

(r)312.2 236.8 232.9 (p)226.3 (p)(r)-85.9 (p)(r)-27.5

South Dakota

(r)14.9 11.6 11.0 (p)10.7 (p)(r)-4.2 (p)(r)-28.2

Wisconsin

(r)129.6 88.5 89.3 (p)89.9 (p)(r)-39.7 (p)(r)-30.7

West

(r)2,576.3 1,680.5 1,625.5 1,568.7 (r)-1,007.5 (r)-39.1

Alaska

(r)24.1 17.9 17.4 (p)16.9 (p)(r)-7.1 (p)(r)-29.7

Arizona

(r)190.3 116.8 114.9 (p)115.2 (p)(r)-75.1 (p)(r)-39.5

California

(r)1,498.6 926.9 881.0 (p)835.1 (p)(r)-663.6 (p)(r)-44.3

Colorado

(r)182.6 118.5 116.5 (p)114.7 (p)(r)-67.9 (p)(r)-37.2

Hawaii

(r)39.1 27.3 28.0 (p)28.3 (p)(r)-10.9 (p)(r)-27.8

Idaho

(r)34.3 24.7 24.1 (p)23.6 (p)(r)-10.7 (p)(r)-31.2

Montana

(r)19.9 13.1 13.1 (p)13.7 (p)(r)-6.2 (p)(r)-31.0

Nevada

(r)118.6 75.5 75.6 (p)74.2 (p)(r)-44.5 (p)(r)-37.5

New Mexico

(r)67.7 50.4 50.1 (p)48.4 (p)(r)-19.3 (p)(r)-28.5

Oregon

(r)119.4 82.0 80.8 (p)78.6 (p)(r)-40.8 (p)(r)-34.2

Utah

(r)47.6 33.4 33.2 (p)34.1 (p)(r)-13.5 (p)(r)-28.4

Washington

(r)213.2 165.8 163.0 (p)158.9 (p)(r)-54.3 (p)(r)-25.5

Wyoming

(r)13.7 9.9 9.6 (p)9.2 (p)(r)-4.4 (p)(r)-32.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates in the Midwest and West, seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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5.8 3.6 3.6 3.6 -2.2

Midwest

(r)5.0 3.5 3.5 3.4 (r)-1.6

Illinois

(r)6.5 4.7 4.6 (p)4.6 (p)(r)-1.9

Indiana

(r)4.0 2.2 2.2 (p)2.2 (p)(r)-1.8

Iowa

(r)4.5 3.3 3.0 (p)2.7 (p)(r)-1.8

Kansas

(r)3.4 2.4 2.4 (p)2.3 (p)(r)-1.1

Michigan

(r)6.2 4.4 4.3 (p)4.3 (p)(r)-1.9

Minnesota

(r)3.4 2.5 2.2 (p)2.0 (p)(r)-1.4

Missouri

(r)4.5 3.6 3.4 (p)3.1 (p)(r)-1.4

Nebraska

(r)2.5 2.0 1.9 (p)1.9 (p)(r)-0.6

North Dakota

(r)3.8 2.9 2.8 (p)2.6 (p)(r)-1.2

Ohio

(r)5.4 4.1 4.0 (p)3.9 (p)(r)-1.5

South Dakota

(r)3.2 2.5 2.3 (p)2.3 (p)(r)-0.9

Wisconsin

(r)4.1 2.8 2.8 (p)2.9 (p)(r)-1.2

West

(r)6.7 4.3 4.1 4.0 (r)-2.7

Alaska

(r)6.8 4.9 4.8 (p)4.7 (p)(r)-2.1

Arizona

(r)5.4 3.3 3.2 (p)3.2 (p)(r)-2.2

California

(r)7.9 4.8 4.6 (p)4.3 (p)(r)-3.6

Colorado

(r)5.8 3.7 3.6 (p)3.5 (p)(r)-2.3

Hawaii

(r)5.9 4.1 4.1 (p)4.2 (p)(r)-1.7

Idaho

(r)3.7 2.7 2.6 (p)2.5 (p)(r)-1.2

Montana

(r)3.6 2.3 2.3 (p)2.4 (p)(r)-1.2

Nevada

(r)7.8 5.0 5.0 (p)4.9 (p)(r)-2.9

New Mexico

(r)7.2 5.3 5.3 (p)5.1 (p)(r)-2.1

Oregon

(r)5.6 3.8 3.7 (p)3.6 (p)(r)-2.0

Utah

(r)2.8 2.0 1.9 (p)2.0 (p)(r)-0.8

Washington

(r)5.5 4.1 4.1 (p)3.9 (p)(r)-1.6

Wyoming

(r)4.7 3.4 3.3 (p)3.2 (p)(r)-1.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates in Mountain and West North Central states by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), not seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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Mountain Census Division

Arizona

Flagstaff

(1)6.4 3.7 3.9 (p)4.2 (p)(1)-2.2

Lake Havasu City-Kingman

(1)5.9 3.5 3.9 (p)4.0 (p)(1)-1.9

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale

(1)4.9 2.4 2.7 (p)2.9 (p)(1)-2.0

Prescott

(1)4.5 2.3 2.6 (p)2.8 (p)(1)-1.7

Sierra Vista-Douglas

(1)5.3 3.0 3.4 (p)3.7 (p)(1)-1.6

Tucson

(1)5.4 2.8 3.1 (p)3.3 (p)(1)-2.1

Yuma

(1)14.1 10.1 13.1 (p)14.4 (p)(1)0.3

Colorado

Boulder

(1)4.6 2.8 2.4 (p)2.4 (p)(1)-2.2

Colorado Springs

(1)5.8 3.8 3.3 (p)3.2 (p)(1)-2.6

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood

(1)5.8 3.6 3.2 (p)3.1 (p)(1)-2.7

Fort Collins

(1)4.8 3.1 2.7 (p)2.6 (p)(1)-2.2

Grand Junction

(1)5.8 3.9 3.4 (p)3.3 (p)(1)-2.5

Greeley

(1)6.0 3.9 3.4 (p)3.3 (p)(1)-2.7

Pueblo

(1)8.2 5.8 5.1 (p)4.9 (p)(1)-3.3

Idaho

Boise City

(1)3.4 2.8 2.4 (p)2.2 (p)(1)-1.2

Coeur d'Alene

(1)3.9 3.8 3.0 (p)2.7 (p)(1)-1.2

Idaho Falls

(1)2.7 2.7 2.1 (p)2.0 (p)(1)-0.7

Lewiston ID-WA

(1)3.3 3.2 2.7 (p)2.6 (p)(1)-0.7

Logan, UT-ID

(1)2.0 1.7 1.6 (p)1.8 (p)(1)-0.2

Pocatello

(1)3.5 3.0 2.5 (p)2.3 (p)(1)-1.2

Montana

Billings

(1)2.9 2.5 2.4 (p)2.3 (p)(1)-0.6

Great Falls

(1)3.0 2.7 2.7 (p)2.5 (p)(1)-0.5

Missoula

(1)3.0 2.8 2.6 (p)2.5 (p)(1)-0.5

Nevada

Carson City

(1)5.0 3.0 3.1 (p)3.2 (p)(1)-1.8

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise

(1)8.8 5.0 5.0 (p)5.2 (p)(1)-3.6

Reno

(1)4.6 2.6 2.7 (p)2.9 (p)(1)-1.7

New Mexico

Albuquerque

(1)6.5 4.1 4.0 (p)3.7 (p)(1)-2.8

Farmington

(1)7.9 5.4 5.1 (p)4.7 (p)(1)-3.2

Las Cruces

(1)6.7 4.8 4.8 (p)4.4 (p)(1)-2.3

Santa Fe

(1)6.4 4.0 3.7 (p)3.5 (p)(1)-2.9

Utah

Logan, UT-ID

(1)2.0 1.7 1.6 (p)1.8 (p)(1)-0.2

Ogden-Clearfield

(1)2.6 2.0 2.0 (p)2.1 (p)(1)-0.5

Provo-Orem

(1)2.3 1.8 1.8 (p)2.0 (p)(1)-0.3

Salt Lake City

(1)2.8 2.1 2.1 (p)2.2 (p)(1)-0.6

St. George

(1)2.8 2.2 2.2 (p)2.2 (p)(1)-0.6

Wyoming

Casper

(1)6.2 4.7 4.4 (p)3.8 (p)(1)-2.4

Cheyenne

(1)4.3 3.3 3.1 (p)2.9 (p)(1)-1.4

West North Central Census Division

Iowa

Ames

(1)3.2 2.1 1.5 (p)1.6 (p)(1)-1.6

Cedar Rapids

(1)5.2 3.7 2.6 (p)2.6 (p)(1)-2.6

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

(1)5.3 4.4 3.7 (p)3.8 (p)(1)-1.5

Des Moines-West Des Moines

(1)4.5 3.2 2.1 (p)2.2 (p)(1)-2.3

Dubuque

(1)4.4 3.6 2.4 (p)2.2 (p)(1)-2.2

Iowa City

(1)4.1 2.6 1.8 (p)1.9 (p)(1)-2.2

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

(1)2.9 2.6 2.1 (p)2.1 (p)(1)-0.8

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

(1)3.9 2.9 2.1 (p)2.1 (p)(1)-1.8

Waterloo-Cedar Falls

(1)4.4 3.3 2.3 (p)2.3 (p)(1)-2.1

Kansas

Kansas City, MO-KS

(1)5.0 3.3 2.4 (p)2.7 (p)(1)-2.3

Lawrence

(1)3.1 2.5 1.9 (p)2.3 (p)(1)-0.8

Manhattan

(1)2.6 2.4 1.8 (p)2.3 (p)(1)-0.3

St. Joseph, MO-KS

(1)3.6 3.2 2.0 (p)2.4 (p)(1)-1.2

Topeka

(1)3.0 2.8 2.0 (p)2.5 (p)(1)-0.5

Wichita

(1)4.6 3.3 2.6 (p)3.0 (p)(1)-1.6

Minnesota

Duluth, MN-WI

(1)3.7 3.5 2.5 (p)2.5 (p)(1)-1.2

Fargo, ND-MN

(1)2.6 2.7 1.9 (p)1.6 (p)(1)-1.0

Grand Forks, ND-MN

(1)3.2 2.9 2.1 (p)1.8 (p)(1)-1.4

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

(1)3.1 2.7 2.2 (p)2.2 (p)(1)-0.9

Mankato-North Mankato

(1)2.9 2.2 1.3 (p)1.3 (p)(1)-1.6

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

(1)3.3 2.6 1.5 (p)1.6 (p)(1)-1.7

Rochester

(1)2.6 2.4 1.3 (p)1.3 (p)(1)-1.3

St. Cloud

(1)3.5 3.1 1.8 (p)1.6 (p)(1)-1.9

Missouri

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

(1)3.8 3.2 2.2 (p)2.8 (p)(1)-1.0

Columbia

(1)3.1 2.6 1.7 (p)2.3 (p)(1)-0.8

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

(1)3.2 2.3 2.2 (p)2.2 (p)(1)-1.0

Jefferson City

(1)3.2 2.8 1.9 (p)2.3 (p)(1)-0.9

Joplin

(1)4.0 3.2 2.2 (p)2.6 (p)(1)-1.4

Kansas City, MO-KS

(1)5.0 3.3 2.4 (p)2.7 (p)(1)-2.3

Springfield

(1)3.6 2.9 1.9 (p)2.4 (p)(1)-1.2

St. Joseph, MO-KS

(1)3.6 3.2 2.0 (p)2.4 (p)(1)-1.2

St. Louis, MO-IL

(1)4.7 3.7 2.9 (p)3.2 (p)(1)-1.5

Nebraska

Grand Island

(1)2.6 2.4 1.9 (p)2.4 (p)(1)-0.2

Lincoln

(1)2.4 2.1 1.8 (p)1.9 (p)(1)-0.5

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

(1)2.9 2.6 2.1 (p)2.1 (p)(1)-0.8

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

(1)3.9 2.9 2.1 (p)2.1 (p)(1)-1.8

North Dakota

Bismarck

(1)2.9 3.1 2.3 (p)1.9 (p)(1)-1.0

Fargo, ND-MN

(1)2.6 2.7 1.9 (p)1.6 (p)(1)-1.0

Grand Forks, ND-MN

(1)3.2 2.9 2.1 (p)1.8 (p)(1)-1.4

South Dakota

Rapid City

(1)3.2 2.5 2.3 (p)2.2 (p)(1)-1.0

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

(1)3.9 2.9 2.1 (p)2.1 (p)(1)-1.8

Sioux Falls

(1)2.7 2.3 1.9 (p)1.9 (p)(1)-0.8

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 15, 2022.
(p) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Nonfarm wage and salary employment in Mountain and West North Central States, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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United States

145,141 150,856 151,224 (p)151,608 (p)6,467 (p)4.5

Mountain Census Division

Arizona

2,939.2 3,028.8 3,041.7 (p)3,047.5 (p)108.3 (p)3.7

Colorado

2,730.8 2,834.0 2,850.0 (p)2,855.4 (p)124.6 (p)4.6

Idaho

790.9 812.5 815.2 (p)813.3 (p)22.4 (p)2.8

Montana

489.0 505.2 506.7 (p)504.8 (p)15.8 (p)3.2

Nevada

1,350.3 1,440.3 1,444.0 (p)1,446.6 (p)96.3 (p)7.1

New Mexico

806.1 845.1 846.8 (p)845.2 (p)39.1 (p)4.9

Utah

1,606.5 1,654.5 1,658.9 (p)1,661.9 (p)55.4 (p)3.4

Wyoming

277.4 285.3 285.6 (p)282.8 (p)5.4 (p)1.9

West North Central Census Division

Iowa

1,530.1 1,562.4 1,565.5 (p)1,565.0 (p)34.9 (p)2.3

Kansas

1,374.4 1,392.9 1,393.9 (p)1,392.8 (p)18.4 (p)1.3

Minnesota

2,840.3 2,895.5 2,907.2 (p)2,913.8 (p)73.5 (p)2.6

Missouri

2,825.5 2,904.6 2,900.4 (p)2,897.3 (p)71.8 (p)2.5

Nebraska

1,004.0 1,026.0 1,027.7 (p)1,026.2 (p)22.2 (p)2.2

North Dakota

414.9 425.5 425.1 (p)423.6 (p)8.7 (p)2.1

South Dakota

438.9 445.6 447.6 (p)448.8 (p)9.9 (p)2.3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Source: Current Employment Statistics - National - State and Metropolitan Area
The Current Employment Statistics (CES) Survey is a monthly survey of business establishments which provides estimates of employment, hours, and earnings data by industry for the nation as a whole, all States, and most major metropolitan areas since 1939. The CES survey is a Federal-State cooperative program in which State employment security agencies prepare the data using concepts, definitions, and technical procedures prescribed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.